Published on April 29th, 2011 | by Julia
Kind of Cool – The Kind Campaign
(Def.) Kind Campaign: A movement, based upon the powerful belief in Kindness, that seeks to bring awareness and healing to the negative and lasting affects of abuse within the “Girl World.”
Girl-on-girl bullying is a huge problem for children and young adults. A lot of the time, we don’t know how to express what hurts us and end up hurting others. Unfortunately, this only perpetuates the cycle!
How do we break the cycle? By being kind to one another.
The Kind Campaign began as a cross-country road trip for filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud and their mothers. Together, they set out to talk to girls and women all over the United States about their experiences. They visited schools and started implementing the Kind Campaign program that included intimate discussions in which students would write “Kind Apologies” and sign “Kind Pledges.”
The lasting effects of these discussions have been astronomical. Lauren and Molly continue to hear positive feedback on the changes that have resulted from their visits! All over the country, girls and women are opening up and sharing kindness.
Their documentary, Finding Kind, was screened at the TIFF Sprockets Festival in Toronto.
Let’s help make the Kind Campaign international. Spread the word! To learn more and join the movement, visit their site.